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Latitude: 53.15 / 53°9'0"N
Longitude: -4.172 / 4°10'19"W
OS Eastings: 254841
OS Northings: 363635
OS Grid: SH548636
Mapcode National: GBR 5N.5F0Z
Mapcode Global: WH54L.W2HY
Entry Name: Former Railway Carriage Shed
Listing Date: 4 November 1999
Last Amended: 4 November 1999
Source ID: 22648
Building Class: Transport
Location: Situated immediately adjacent to minor track/road from Pont-Rhythallt to Brynrefail on the course of the former Padarn 4ft (1.22m) Gauge Railway north of the Afon Seiont approximately 400m east of the
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Built in 1896 to serve as a carriage shed on the Padarn 4ft (1.22m) gauge railway, which opened in 1843 to transport slate from the Dinorwic Quarry to Port Dinorwic. The building was used as a store and to house donkeys at time of Survey.
Extremely long gable-ended rectangular structure approximately 130m in length. Roughly coursed rubblestone with buttered pointing to long sides; squared slabs to gable ends; slate roof. North long side has 5 widely spaced tall rectangular louvred openings with slate cills, 3 to centre immediately above doorways with pale brick dressings. East gable end has iron track for former tall sliding doors and date "1896" inscribed to slate slab above; present recessed steel doors in railway carriage entrance are C20; pedestrian door in west gable end.
Originally completely open interior with plastered walls and multi-trussed iron king-post roof with raking struts to timber single purlins and timber rafters has some concrete block partitioning (for housing animals) at each end.
Included as an unusual and very well-preserved example of a late C19 4ft (1.22m) gauge railway carriage shed on the old Padarn Railway.
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